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VMSA-2011-0005 VMware vCenter Orchestrator remote code execution vulnerability

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                  VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2011-0005
Synopsis:          VMware vCenter Orchestrator remote code execution
Issue date:        2011-03-14
Updated on:        2011-03-14 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2010-1870
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1. Summary

  A vulnerability in VMware vCenter Orchestrator(vCO) could allow
  remote execution.

2. Relevant releases

  VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.1
  VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.0

3. Problem Description

   VMware vCenter Orchestrator is an application to automate
   management tasks. It embeds Apache Struts (version 2.0.11) which is
   a third party component.

   The following vulnerability has been reported in Apache Struts
   2.0.11 or earlier. A remote execution of code vulnerability could
   allow malicious users to bypass the '#'-usage protection built into
   the ParametersInterceptor, which could allow server side context
   objects to be manipulated.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
   has assigned the name CVE-2010-1870 to this vulnerability.

   VMware would like to thank the Vulnerability Research Team of
   Digital Defense, Inc. for reporting this issue to us.

   Apache Struts version 2.0.11 and earlier also contain
   vulnerabilities which have not been assigned CVE names.  This
   advisory also addresses these vulnerabilities described at the
   following URLs:

   * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-002.html
   * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-003.html
   * http://struts.apache.org/2.2.1/docs/s2-004.html

   Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to
   remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is

   VMware         Product   Running  Replace with/
   Product        Version   on       Apply Patch
   =============  ========  =======  =================
   vCO            4.1       Windows  vCO fix for Apache Struts *
   vCO            4.0       Windows  vCO fix for Apache Struts *

   * Refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 1034175 for a workaround.

4. Solution

   Vmware vCenter Orchestrator
   vCenter Orchestrator workaround for Apache Struts

5. References

  CVE numbers

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6. Change log

2011-03-14  VMSA-2011-0005
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of an Apache
Struts workaround for VMware vCenter Orchestrator on 2011-03-14.

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7. Contact

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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

 * security-announce at lists.vmware.com
 * bugtraq at securityfocus.com
 * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

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